Gergely Gulyás, Head of the Prime Minister's Office, said the Hungarian government is "trying to cooperate with the incumbent Democrat administration of the United States as an ally, in a pragmatic way."
Speaking in Washington, DC, late on Wednesday, Gulyás added that the Hungarian endeavors were “not always met with openness”. Speaking to Hungarian public media, Gulyás said that, at the same time, US Republicans “could be considered Hungary’s friends, who think that the successful, conservative government in Hungary could serve as a good example even to them.” He suggested that in case of a “political change” in the US, bilateral ties “could improve a lot” under a conservative US administration. He added, however, that “the will of Americans must be respected” and “whoever is in government, we will try and cooperate”. Gulyás said Europe’s conservative parties “have abandoned a lot of what they used to represent for decades … in that sense, ideologically, the Republican Party is a lot closer to us, whether it is the gender issue or family policy … we see eye to eye with the Republican Party in those issues.” Concerning the war in Ukraine, Gulyás said the Republican majority opinion called for an early ceasefire and peace talks.